Rebuild of Evangelion Cosplay: Mari Illustrious Makinami (Yunmao) Cosplay 16 JAN 2011

With the recent attempt to update the all time anime favourite, Neon Genesis Evangelion, certain new characters needed to be introduced in order to keep things fresh. One of these characters to pop up just happened to be another female pilot – Mari Illustrious Makinami!

Rebuild of Evangelion is the ambitious 4-part theatrical remake of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series. From it stemmed the new character Mari Illustrious Makinami, marked by her bright pink plugsuit, poor eyesight, and particularly high level of confidence in herself.

Not much is known about her apart from the fact that she is the pilot of the Provisional Evangelion Unit 05, which differs quite a bit from the previous incarnations in that it has four mechanical legs terminating on wheels, and a jousting lance with claw in place of its hands. Consequently, Mari’s method for piloting the unit is a lot different from the other pilots.

She is forced to self destruct Unit 05 in order to defeat an Angel but managed to escape with her life. An enigmatic girl with a penchant for the LCL liquid and seemingly particular bad eyesight, she does appear to be concealing more than what she is revealing to the rest of the team… making her potentially quite dangerous in the future.

Cosplayer Yunmao dons the distinctive pink plugsuit and glasses this week, pulling off a confident Mari in the process.

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